The Maine SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) is a statewide program whose mission is to educate Maine Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers about Medicare benefits and to empower them to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, errors and abuse. Through a partnership with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Aging and Disability Services, the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s) and Legal Services for the Elderly (LSE), the Maine SMP provides outreach, education and counseling statewide. Volunteers at each AAA provide presentations, work one-on-one with Medicare beneficiaries and provide program support. For more information about the Maine SMP, click here for our fact sheet.
If you have questions about your Medicare statement, need assistance with billing issues, suspect healthcare fraud, errors or abuse, would like to schedule a presentation for your community group or organization, or have an interest in volunteering, contact the Maine SMP at your local AAA at 1-877-353-3771.
The Maine SMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living and is one of 54 programs nationwide. For more information about the national SMP Program, please visit http://www.smpresource.org/Content/What-SMPs-Do.aspx.